How to become a member

How to become member of Youth Express Network ?

According to our Statutes, any organisation based in one of the Council of Europe member states, can become a member of Youth Express Network.

Any organisation can send a membership request to Youth Express Network Coordination Office two months prior to the Board meeting at which it will be discussed. Afterwards, the General Assembly will adopt or reject the membership request based on the Board’s recommendation.

If the application for membership is successful, the newly elected member shall have full speaking and voting rights from that time. If the application is not successful, the applicant organisation may appeal to the GA.

Member organisations may withdraw from the Network, when that member has informed the Board of this intention three months in advance of the intended date of withdrawal.

Membership fees:

All member organisations should pay an annual membership fee. The minimum amount for each member is 75% of the Gross Domestic Product per capita of the country where the organisation is established.

The organisation members, who have not paid the annual membership fee before the GA, shall loose their right to vote.

All member organisations are invited on the General Assembly of Y-E-N which takes place once per year. The Organizations members send one representative to the GA with a letter authorizing him/her to represent the Organization.


Please find below a list of documents that has to be sent to Y-E-N Coordination Office. In the following Y-E-N Board meeting its representatives will revise the application for membership and will send a notice to the General Assembly.

The documents that have to be sent to Y-E-N Coordination Office are the following:
1. The Questionnaire (please, download it here);
2. Short letter about your motivation to become a member;
3. The Statutes of the Organisation applying to become member. The Statutes can be sent in English or in French.

Any organisation that sends a request to become Y-E-N member will be contacted and updated about the development of the membership application.